Let me start off by saying that this was one of the most productive conferences I have been to in a long time. Maybe it was a clear focus or perhaps just the people I ran into, either way it was one that I expect to have a high ROI on. That being said – I have a few takeaways from it that I want to share below:1) Regardless of how busy Shawn and Missy and their gang are, they have always taken the time to say hello. They are also a fun batch to party with.2) Darrin throws one hell of a party at the Affiliate Ball. Like Shawn and Missy above, will always go out of his way to say hello.3) Wiz and the guys from the Millionaire Network had the best booth by far, very classy and exclusive. Wiz is one of the most unassuming guys I have met in a while. Kudos to the whole team.4) Pace is on of the most misunderstood guys I have come across. He is actually extremely funny at all the right times. Not sure if that is the alcohol doing its thing – but give him a shout, you may be pleasantly surprised.5) Congratulations to all the Top 20 Networks as chosen by mThink. One thing I will say however that few of the top ones have a common characteristic and that is that they are governed by family values and ethics. They all have a front person who does not hide behind a corporate curtain and all extremely approachable. Affiliate Venture Group included. #dontfeartheturban #dontfearthebeard6) I can finally say my turban and image have become a undeniable brand. Sure there have been others who have tried – but this guy remains a constant and a recognizable one at that.
We can all learn from our mistakes, and former stockbroker turned motivational speaker Jordan Belfort illustrates how much this is true. He served 22 months in prison for fraud and made the life-changing decision to turn that tragedy into triumph by writing and speaking about his experiences.
Lessons for success in life and business from a man who has seen both sides of the story:
1. Your Are Your Biggest Fan (Or Worst Critic)
There is only one thing that stands between you and success, and that is the story you are telling yourself. When you unleash yourself from the prison that is your mind and free yourself from the tape that is running in your head, the world will open up for you. You are not your past.
2. It’s All In Your Perspective
If you want things to change, change the way you look at them. This bit of Zen knowledge is ancient in its wisdom and contemporary in its effect. Do not keep yourself locked into only one way of thinking. Expand your horizons, turn things upside down, and listen to ideas that are outside of your comfort zone.
3. Provide Value
Create something that has value and people will line up to buy it. Look around and see where there is a need that you can fulfill. Sometimes it can be the smallest most insignificant thing. Have you ever seen a product and thought, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Now is your chance to keep thinking and never stop brainstorming.
4. Perseverance is Paramount
Never give up. It does not matter how many times you fail, the only thing that is important is how many times you get back up. Keep going. Create your own circumstances and do not wait for opportunity.
5. Eat, Sleep and Breathe Your Passion
A winner will have two words in his or her vocabulary that are extremely important and those words are ‘must’ and ‘will.’ When you wake up in the morning, you recite to yourself the things that you must do and you will do. Do not think about the things that you will not do. Negatives have no …read more